28th July 2017 Images of Diana

“Images of Diana” on BBC Radio 5 Live

Wire Free Productions has made a series of 8 podcasts about the life of Diana, Princess of Wales for BBC Radio 5 live. Presented by Natasha Kaplinsky, they tell her story through the famous photos that defined how we came to see her. The first two episodes will be available on Sunday 30th July from here.The series will then be rebroadcast on 5live starting August 13th.

03/10/16 Jane Garvey and Peter Allen

Wire Free Wins New BBC 5 Live show

Wire Free Productions has won the contract to make the new Jane Garvey and Peter Allen show on BBC Radio 5 Live. The show begins in November on Sunday nights at 1930 and will reunite 5 Live’s most celebrated presenter duo. Click here for a media release to read more.

9th May 2016 5 live Heart Transplant

BBC Radio Awards WINNER

Wire Free has won a 2016 BBC Radio Award for “Best Factual Production.” It was given for our work for BBC Radio 5 live on Heart Transplants. The citation reads “The judges were impressed by the commitment of 5Live to this programme, building trust to the point where Chris Warburton was able to record in the operating theatre during a heart transplant. There is an outstanding moment when Chris is standing next to the patient at the point when he has no heart and Chris vividly describes the visual differences between the patient’s old diseased heart and the new one. The judges also praised 5Live for allowing the story to unfold throughout the day, rather than confining it to a single programme. This isn’t just a great piece of factual radio, it is a compelling story told in a way which makes the listener care about the people involved and it is this powerful combination of journalism and storytelling which made it a winner.”

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4th April 2016 Junior Doctors' Diaries

“The most powerful radio you will hear all year”

Wire Free has made three programmes for BBC Radio 5 live out of special audio-diaries compiled by three junior doctors in hospitals in Suffolk, Gwent, and Tyne and Wear. The doctors give their honest reactions to some of the difficult situations they find themselves in, including dealing with sick children, working long and hard hours, and dealing with death. They will run on Sundays at 1930 on April 10th, 17th and 24th. Plus there are extracts in the Phil Williams shows in the evenings. The first one will be available here. The Controller of 5 live, Jonathan Wall said in a tweet, they were “the most powerful radio you will hear all year”

21st January 2016 5 live special

5 live: 24 hours at the QE

Wire Free Productions was behind a special day of programming  for BBC Radio 5 live at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham. We built on a relationship we had with the QE after our heart transplant special by taking presenters and reporters from across the network onto the wards. The content spanned 24 hours and gave a real insight into life in a busy and remarkable place. Some or our work can be seen here.

24th November 2015 Radio Production Awards

A good night out

Wire Free took some of its London and Leeds teams to the Radio Production Awards where we were nominated for “Indie of the Year.” We were beaten by TBI Media but it was a thrill to be in such good company.

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27th September 2015 Global Superheroes

Radio Everyone

Wire Free Productions made seven documentaries for “Radio Everyone,” the pop-up radio station aimed at communicating the United Nation’s new Global Goals to the World. The programmes told the stories of the world’s real global superheroes, the ordinary people who are changing the lives of people on our planet for the better. We worked with a range of celebrity presenters: Hilary Swank on Health, Mark Strong on the Planet, Fabrice Muamba on Water, Rebecca Hall on Education, Anoushka Shankar on Girls, Michelle Yeoh on Poverty, and Aaron Taylor-Johnson on Peace, You can find them here on the Radio Everyone website. They were also syndicated by radio stations around the world.

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